"Wow! Before the trip I was definitely trying to block (out) all the hard times that were going to happen. I (just) thought (about how) it would be awesome holding the little black babies all the time and building a house. Nothing prepared me for West Haven. The day before they told us we were going to an orphanage that only accepts children with disabilities, both physical and mental. I got terribly nervous and scared. (When) we arrived I saw the kids from inside the bus. I took a deep breath and I was ready to go. God gave me such peace and told me I was ready to go. It was so awesome to know I was ready and I would love these children with all my heart!
The first day was just building the relationships. But the second day we arrived they knew who we were and were so excited to see us again. More of the children came out to sing songs or just hang out. And I made myself a boyfriend! Heheheheh! He loved to walk around and hold hands. Even though most people didn’t understand any of the words he said, I caught a few and that was super cool! By the time we were leaving I had grown quite attached to him and wanted to hang out with him more. But I’ve learned there is a time to say goodbye and sometimes it comes sooner than you want it too.
I will never forget him and his cheerful smile!"
At hope hospice Nicole and I visited with an older gentleman, We were talking about sports and music and then I asked if he had any family that came to see him, there was an awkward silence and then he said “you are my family because you come and visit me”, when I heard this it meant a lot because he was a compete stranger and he was so welcoming to me, I felt a new feeling of confidence.
Psalm 68:6-God sets the lonely in families and leads out prisoners with singing.
From Ya Brada Joel.